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Audiobooks: Simon Winchester’s ‘Pacific’

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:09
A survey of the Pacific includes chapters on coral reefs, thermonuclear bombs and cyclones.









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‘Custer’s Trials,’ by T. J. Stiles

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:51
The Little Bighorn duly noted, a book recalls George Custer’s brash, colorful life.









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Umberto Eco’s ‘Numero Zero’

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:46
A novel by Umberto Eco recalls a political scandal in Italy in 1992.









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‘Thirteen Ways of Looking,’ by Colum McCann

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:45
The Wallace Stevens poem from which it takes its title helps structure the novella anchoring Colum McCann’s book of short fiction.









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Audiobooks: Chrissie Hynde’s ‘Reckless: My Life as a Pretender’

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:44
A memoir by the singer and songwriter Chrissie Hynde.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:42
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Mary Gaitskill: By the Book

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 17:02
The author, most recently, of “The Mare” says Nabokov’s witty “Letters to Véra” often made her laugh: “I especially liked . . . his enthusiastic recitations of what he’d had for dinner.”









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ArtsBeat: The Times’s Reviews of National Book Award Winners

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:40
Looking back at reviews of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me” and Adam Johnson’s “Fortune Smiles.”









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ArtsBeat: Misty Copeland to Write Book on Health and Fitness

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:51
Misty Copeland, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, is expected to release her third book, “Ballerina Body,” in early 2017.









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Children’s Books: Revisiting the Mayflower Story

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 08:47
A picture book presents a new perspective on the adventure-filled tale behind the first Thanksgiving.









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Bookends: What Early Job Later Informed Your Work as a Writer?

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss early jobs that later influenced their work.









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Sarah Vowell’s ‘Lafayette in the Somewhat United States’

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 04:30
Lafayette was hailed as a hero on his 1820s American tour.









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‘Chicagonomics’ and ‘Economics Rules’

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 04:30
One book sees a problem with applied economics; another sees a perversion of the Chicago school’s message.









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ArtsBeat: Nobel Winner Svetlana Alexievich Books to Be Published by Random House

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:49
The three English translations of Ms. Alexievich’s work will appear in 2016 and 2017.









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‘The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir,’ by David Hare

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 04:30
The playwright David Hare looks back on his experience and his career.









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Audiobooks: Mindy Kaling’s ‘Why Not Me?’

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 04:30
Kaling discusses life in an image-driven industry, and the perks and pitfalls of making it.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: The Life of George H. W. Bush

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 14:54
Jon Meacham discusses his biography of the 41st president, and Dan Ephron talks about “Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel.”









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ArtsBeat: Unpublished Charlotte Brontë Works Discovered

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 13:40
The Brontë Society in England will acquire a previously unknown poem written by a young Charlotte Brontë, found along with a sliver of prose, folded into a book that belonged to the author’s mother, Maria.









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The Shortlist: Memoirs

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
New books by Barry Yourgrau, Aspen Matis, Caroline Heller, Alison Pick and Juliet Jacques.









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‘Goddess,’ by Kelly Gardiner

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
The many lives of a cross-dressing, swashbuckling opera star.









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